How To Recall A Text Message On Iphone?

A text may have to be recalled for various reasons after it has been sent. Your device cannot retrieve a text message once it has been sent. Depending on how you send the text, you may be able to see when the recipient has read it, but unsent messages can only be viewed by certain applications.

Instead of using the cell tower network, iMessage uses your data. iMessage uses your data instead of the tower network to send messages rather than SMS. It is possible to see if a message has been delivered and if it has been read with this feature. Apple has not yet implemented the ability to unsend an iMessage.

How To Recall A Text Message On iPhone?

Using this method, you can easily and quickly restore missing texts. If you have a backup from before you deleted the text, you should be able to recover the deleted text by restoring your phone from an iCloud backup.

  1. Open the Settings menu. Choose iCloud from the Apple ID card at the top.
  2.  Organize your storage 
  3. Having backups. You can select the iPhone backup to see when it was last backed up from a list of backups for your devices. 

I now have to deal with the annoying part. When you set up your iPhone again, you’ll restore it from your iCloud backup, which you can do after you reset it to factory settings. I hope you don’t need those texts because you’ll lose those texts after the backup!

Erase all content and settings in General > Reset > Reset iPhone. Select the iCloud backup created before you deleted the text message once your iPhone restarts and begins the setup process. 

iTunes or Finder backups can be used to recover deleted texts

You can back up your iPhone to your PC or Mac using iTunes (or Finder in macOS Catalina or later) if you don’t want to depend on automatic iCloud backups, or don’t have enough storage space for them. In the same manner as the previous iCloud method, you need to have a backup from before you deleted the message, and then restore it from that backup by resetting your phone. Anything you have after you restore it will be lost.

  1. Connect your iPhone to the PC or Mac you’ve backed it up with.
  2. On a PC (or a Mac with an older version of macOS), launch iTunes.
  3.  On a Mac with macOS Catalina or later, open Finder. In iTunes, click on the iPhone icon in the top left-hand corner.
  4.  Select your device from the left-hand menu bar in Finder on a Mac running macOS Catalina or later.

Now choose Restore Backup. All the data you previously backed up will now replace the data on your phone. It will take a few minutes. As long as you haven’t backed up since deleting those text messages, they should now appear in the messaging list on your phone.

Restore deleted texts by contacting your carrier

Your cell provider might keep a record of text messages you send, at least for a while. If you’ve deleted a critical text message, you might be able to call your carrier to get a copy of it.

Note that this will only work for SMS text messages (green bubble conversations), not iMessages (blue bubble conversations). Every iMessage is encrypted on your device and not decrypted until it reaches the recipient, so your carrier wouldn’t be able to keep a record of them.

To get a record of texts from your carrier, you will probably need to jump through a bunch of hoops to prove your identity or even get permission from the other party you were texting. And most carriers only keep records of SMS messages for a limited time you’re not likely to ever be able to recover a message from a year ago.

But as a last resort, getting a copy of your SMS messages from your carrier is a possibility, and it’s worth calling the customer support number to ask about it. Here are quite a few third-party software tools that promise to let you restore deleted data on your iPhone, including deleted texts. It’s a bit of a risk they’re rarely free and there’s no guarantee they’ll even work. But if you’ve exhausted all other options, and it’s really important, it might be worth a shot.

Some of the software options with a good reputation online are Phone Rescue, Wondershare Dr.Fone, and Tensorshare UltaData. Much of the time, a deleted message on your iPhone is still there in the flash storage, waiting to be overwritten by new data. If that’s the case, one of the programs may be able to restore it.

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